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Historical Traveler Reviews Crystal Lodge Hotel Whistler
Stayed 4th Jan for fortnight
We went back to Whistler having been a couple of years ago and chose first two weeks in January as it was supposedly low season.
The Crystal Lodge itself we couldn't fault, the rooms were clean and tidy and it had all the facilities you could wish for (although the pool was a bit cold and the jacuzzi was usually out of order).
Our main complaint was the noise at night - especially over the weekend - do not expect to get any sleep until 4 am if you have a room overlooking the main village!
The location is great for the lifts but we would rather have stayed somewhere quieter.
We had absolutely fantastic snow conditions during our stay and although the lift queues could sometimes be quite long, I guess it made it worth going.
All in all we had a great time - but take some earplugs if you are staying at the Crystal Lodge!
This was our first visit to Whistler and we chose our accommodation, mainly due to its location in the Village - we weren't disappointed! Its right in the heart of things - all restaurants and bars on your doorstep. We were pleasantly surprised by the room as well, and the style and cleanliness of the hotel was faultless. Its a great place to stay and I would definitely recommend it! The only (minor) downside is the outdoor pool and jacuzzi. Its in a bad spot and to get to it, you have to walk past the Spaghetti Factory in your bath robe, past all the queuing diners - not the best look!!!
Other than that - it gets 10/10.
Great location, good service
Just spent 8 nights over Xmas & New Year in this hotel. The location is definitely its best feature, it is a 1 minute walk from both Blackcomb & Whistler mountain lifts. Our room was not the biggest in the world, but being from Europe I am used to this. I did notice that in the newer wing of the hotel, the rooms are much bigger - so worth enquiring as the prices may even be the same. Adjoined to the hotel are a couple of decent resturants and a brand new bar upstairs, which we liked a lot. Enjoy Whistler, the facilities are second to none.
We stayed at Crystal Lodges for a week of Dec 12th. Our Accomodation was excellent e.g a renovated newer loft with living space on 1st floor and bedroom with a 1/2 bathroom on 2nd floor. There was a fancy full bathroom on the 1st floor. Room Service was excellent, and staff were really polite and helpful. Crystal lodge is walking distance to the Slope. However the snow condition were not great so we snowboarded for only 3 days. The outdoor hot tub and Swimming pool is in a awkward place e.g. near a OLD SPAGETTI Factory resturant. The hot tub is not very attractive, and needs a renovation. My main complaint was the room was facing the main Village street. It was very noisy at night ( monday to Sunday). Teenager and just general public getting out of the bars and resturant seems to be making lot of noise. Other than the noise and hot tub, the hotel is nice and its proximity to the lifts are a huge plus. I will stay at the lodge again but will pick less busy time. Be prepared to stay up all night if you are not not sound sleeper becuase of the noise.
We stayed here last week for two nights. The Reception staff and porter couldn't have been more helpful or friendly - even offering suggestions for places to eat off site in the village. The location was superb - just steps away from the the Gondala's. No need for shuttles here. And virutally next door to the ski and boot rental and ski school. 'Second Cup' just round the corner for breakfast. Only drawback - the noisy crowds exiting the pubs at 11pm and 3am - ask for a room that does not overlook the village walk.
Nice hotel, great location
Stayed at the Crystal while I was at Whistler for a conference. Had a regular hotel room with a king-sized bed. Room was not that big, but plenty of room for all of our clothes and gear for a 5 night ski trip.
Bed was very comfortable. Location was fabulous. Just steps away from the lifts and a 5-10 minute walk to most restaurants and night clubs.
All of the staff was very friendly. Used the outdoor pool and jacuzzi every day, very nice. Had room service the first night from Tex Corliones and it was very good and very reasonable. Would definately stay here again and recommend it to anyone. Good value and location.
Stayed at the Crystal Lodge for my sister's "stag" and had the most gorgeous view from our 2-bdrm suite...it was magnificent - looking right up the mountain!First visit to Whistler for some and the staff couldn't have been nicer in making our "girls weekend" a memorable one...loved it!!!
Great Location - okay hotel
Stayed at the Crystal Lodge last March for 5 days with my 16 year old son. Got a 2 story condo which was pretty nice. Furnishings were standard stuff, queen bed & 1/2 bath upstairs, full sofa bed & full bath downstairs. Small kitchen (m/w, 2 burner stove, sink & mini fridge) and dining table. Balcony overlooked the main walk in the village. Nothing fancy about the place, but modern, well kept and clean. A couple of decent restaurants on-site (Spaghetti Factory and Tex Corleones). The location of this hotel is the best - steps from the lifts. For the price, the Crystal Lodge was a good deal.
A now a review of the actual hotel...
i stayed at the crystal lodge last spring. the front desk was helpfull although some were more helpfull than others. this is however a fully functioning front desk/concierge. there are several resteraunts on premises and a small gift shop. there is a steam room/ jacuzzi but it is indoors and not very attractive. i made my visit short. there are 2 speedy elevators and vending machines on each floor. upon arriving i upgraded my room to a studio from a regular hotel room. the bellman was nice enough to show me both rooms before i made my decision. i payed an extra 29cdn per night for the upgrade. i feel it was worth the total 139cdn per night. the room was a fairly large studio great for a couple and possible a guest or child. there is a full kitchen with all necessary items [ oven, microwave, dishes etc... ] a average sized dinner table with chairs, a murphy bed and fold out sofa bed round out the modern condo style studio.the furnishings were updated wood accented. cable tv/ full bathroom and daily maid service makes the hotel well rounded and good for almost any traveler. the location of this hotel is absolutely prime. located just steps from both gondolas you are smack dab in the center of everything. no need for any shuttles here. this is directly on the village stroll. i strongly recommmend this hotel for couples and families. as a single traveler i also stayed at the executive inn across the stree. the rooms were perfect for a single and probably better suited for me but the crystal lodge is a top notch choice.
Wow, what a disappiontment. Had reservations here which were switched (by the hotel) to a lesser hotel because they over booked our rooms. Crystal Loadge ruined our stay in Whistler. Don't touch this one!